Located in the historic Catlin Court,
Glendale Flowers has been the West Valley’s go-to florist
since the 1930s. Owner Maureen Wilson marries traditional
European arrangements with modern styling, much like Glendale
Flowers’ historic but contemporary storefront. The craftsman
bungalow is filled with beautiful greenhouse-quality foliage and
brimming arrangements of premium flowers. Wilson’s favorites
change daily – today it’s a tie between circus roses, lily
of the valley and French tulips – so customers can expect
reliably fresh ideas. 7145 N. 58th Dr., Glendale, 623-931-2416,
from Phoenix Magazine_______________________
Comes up Roses
with Phoenix Magazine's
Pick of Glendale Flowers!
Pick of "BEST IN THE VALLEY' !
Congratulations to Glendale Flowers & Gifts!
off her announcement she received from
Phoenix Magazine for the Editors Pick of "BEST
motto at Glendale Flowers is: We
deliver . . . love"
Glendale Flowers & Gifts, is an
evolution of the original Glendale Flowers business founded in
1939. It is owned and operated by Tom & Maureen Wilson
since the summer of 2007). They are the sixth owners of this
Maureen is a certified Master Florist. Tom is her silent sidekick.
There are two other designers with the same accreditation who
assist with weddings and seasonal work. Glendale Flowers
currently has 4 designers, 3 delivery drivers and 2 apprentices on
Maureen states. "We are extremely proud of being
recognized by Phoenix Magazine for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, because it is an Editor's Choice award which
means it is not a popularity contest or something where the shop
can influence the outcome of the vote. It is a very organic
voting process. There was nothing we could actively do to
achieve the award. It is meritorious, and so
When asked about her success Maureen stated, "Though we
are a small boutique shop, we strive to provide designs comparable
to those found in the finest flower shops in Manhattan, Chicago
and the major cities in California." she continued..."Competition
for customers is fierce in today's economy. Our strategy has
been to distinguish ourselves separate from the wire services and
create our own fabulous style. We purchase only the most premium
flowers available from our local wholesalers and we generously
fill our vases. We deliver our own designs - we do not
entrust our arrangements to any flower pool or outside delivery
Things at Glendale Flowers and Gifts are not just limited to
bouquets! They also carry the best house plants and blooming
plants in town. Maureen tell us, "We trade with a
single green house known for their excellent quality, also located
here in Glendale." For those who
want a whimsical gift, the shop also has a large inventory
of balloons and stuffed animals. Want something sweet?
Glendale Flowers carries a full line of Ceretta's
Maureen is also a great supporter of
the local shopping district Catlin Court, a tree lined
bungalow studded neighborhood in the heart of downtown Glendale
Arizona. During special events she plays host to other
interesting vendors that set up in the outer court yard around the
building. There are plenty of projects for the youth
to get involved in and interesting wares for sale too!
Duong of Paper Expressions points at her Halloween card. She
specializes in handmade greeting cards, invitations, paper
banners, scrapbooking, party favors and other paper crafts for all
occasions. Jazmin was a guest vendor at the Glendale Flowers &
Gifts court yard during the Catlin Court Fall Front
Victoria Lopez is making a
Fall wreath at the Front Porch Festival in Catlin Court.
& Gifts sponsored vendors and craft projects for
the youth outside the store during this event. Maureen is in
Orange to the right with her helper and Victoria and her family
are to the left side.
Ed Sharpe -
Glendale Daily Planet/KKAT-IPTV
Victoria Lopez with
colorful leaves and bright- eyed Bats
is making a Fall wreath at the Front Porch Festival in
Catlin Court. Glendale Flowers & Gifts sponsored
vendors and craft projects for the youth outside
the store during this event.
Ed Sharpe - Glendale Daily
Maureen Wilson caught
with an arm load
of flowers on a previous Mother's Day event.